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May 10, 2006
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A.Word.A.Day--procellous

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procellous (pro-SEL-uhs) adjective

Stormy, as the sea.

[From Latin procellosus (stormy), from procella (storm).]

"I likened myself to a sailor ... to brave the dangers of that procellous sea."
Rafael Sabatini; The Strolling Saint; Stanley Paul; 1913.

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Animal factories are one more sign of the extent to which our technological capacities have advanced faster than our ethics. -Peter Singer, philosopher, professor of bioethics (b. 1946)

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